In the fourth (and probably final) of our Download Festival 2013 mini-podcasts, we talk to Michael Poulsen & Rob Caggiano of Volbeat about the Top 6 things about their respective hometowns: New York and Copenhagen.
April 11th, 2013
Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies
08 April 2013
by David Keevill
March 8th, 2012
David Keevill studied Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic at Cambridge. That means he knows his stuff when it comes to actual, really-real Vikings. Since both we and he are pedantic sorts, we browbeat him into writing an explanation as to on why anti-Christian imagery in Viking Metal is a horrible anachronism. Yeah, serious intellectual stuff! Bet you weren’t expecting that on Thrash Hits, right?
March 12th, 2010
Sons of the System
18 January 2010
by Andy Parker
The release of The Audio Injected Soul saw Denmark’s Mnemic receive serious acclaim from the metal world. Released in 2004, for many it was the teat desperately needed since the demise of the industrial nipple that was Fear Factory. Similar characteristics appeared and with single ‘Deathbox’ reaching charts worldwide the band quickly became a hot property.
March 30th, 2009
Danish melodic death kings Hatesphere have released their sixth studio album, To The Nines with a vastly altered line-up from their last record. We caught up with sole remaining founding member, Peter “Pepe” Lyse Hansen to talk shop.
How have the massive personnel changes since Serpent Smiles And Killer Eyes affected To The Nines?
“To get in four new guys has meant renewed energy and new ideas – all in all a very fresh feeling. We have been super focused and pissed off this time, so I am sure it has affected the songs. Surely people have been doubting that we could do something good with almost a totally new band, but I think the music speaks for itself! Exactly this doubt from certain fans has made us even more focused, and the trash talking from certain other fans have made us pissed off, so thanks to them, we have made a great album, haha.”